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Rospotrebnadzor has limited Ukrainian cheese imports to Russia

8.04.2014

On April 7 Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Well‑being of the Russian Federation (Rospotrebnadzor) suspended the import of dairy goods produced by several Ukrainian producers to Russia, including cheese produced by Okhtyrka cheese combine.

Unfortunately, at the moment Milkiland has not received any official statements of Rospotrebnadzor regarding the results of the analyses of products made by this enterprise, this Russian state entity has only stated in its press-release that they “failed to comply with the requirements of the Federal Law of 12.06.2008 № 88- FZ "Technical regulations for milk and milk products" on the fatty acid composition".

"In recent years, Rospotrebnadzor has already restricted imports of Ukrainian dairy products allegedly failing to meet Russian requirements. We did not get any official claims, so today it’s Impossible to understand the matter of Rospotrebnadzor’s allegations" – commented Milkiland N.V. CEO Anatoly Yurkevych.

In particular, after meeting such allegations in early 2012 the high quality of the dairy goods produced by our companies, including Okhtyrka cheese combine, and its compliance with the requirements of technical regulations of Russian Federation were confirmed by both independent laboratories and Rospotrebnadzor commissions. At that time it took 8 months.

"This situation only accelerates our activities aimed at finding the new markets for our Group. If it will not be resolved in the nearest future, we will have to partly reorient our production to other products, including butter and skimmed milk powder," added Mr. Yurkevych.